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An Insight into Trainee Life with Holly Smith

27th November 2019

Q. Which seat of your training contract are you in and which department do you sit in? I am in my first seat and I sit in the Financial Institutions Advisory & Financial Regulatory Group. Q. What is a typical trainee task in your department? There are numerous tasks so far, but a typical one […]

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How Do Smaller Firms Compete Against Larger Firms

27th November 2019

TRANSCRIPT Hello, and welcome to “Whiteboard Wednesday.” Today I’m going to explain how smaller law firms compete against larger law firms. So let’s get started. So today I’m going to explain how smaller law firms, for example, U.S. law firms, can compete against larger law firms, like UK Magic Circle firms. Because often students don’t […]

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A Student’s Guide to Bank Finance

12th November 2019

1. Overview of Finance Group London The Finance Group in London specialises in debt finance transactions. Debt finance is where companies borrow money from banks to use for a range of corporate purposes, including: To raise funds in order to take-over another company; To acquire certain assets, for example factories or aircraft; To re-finance existing […]

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How to perform well on a Vacation Scheme

6th November 2019

TRANSCRIPT Hi, I’m Alex Roots, graduate recruitment officer at Shearman & Sterling. And today, I am going to give you some advice on how you can perform well on a vacation scheme. There’s lots of materials out there that talk about how to pass the application stage and how to perform well on an interview. […]

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